Tennis Champ Naomi Osaka Reveals Gender of Her Baby in Sweet Photos

The athlete and her partner, rapper Cordae, soon will welcome a baby girl.
Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka.

Naomi Osaka has announced that she and her partner, rapper Cordae, are expecting a baby girl. The former world No. 1 and four-time Grand Slam singles champ initially shared that the two were expecting in an Instagram post in January.

On Friday, Osaka shared a series of gender reveal photos in which she posed in front of a backdrop that read, “A little princess is on the way,” in purple script. The 25-year-old tennis star wore a sporty Nike jersey with purple accents and a pair of loose white athleisure pants on her lower half. She donned a white baseball cap and was surrounded by purple and pink flowers, balloons and other accents.

Osaka took selfies in a few additional slides, while Cordae, also 25, kissed his partner’s baby bump in the precious last photo included in the carousel.

The post was captioned with three simple emojis: “☺️🤍💜.”

“Congratulations @naomiosaka ❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Naomi Campbell cheered in the comments section.

“Omg 😍,” Amanda Kay Victoria wrote.

“First of all. You look perfect.Second. Keep these pictures up here, SHINE MAMA ✨,” Sloane Stephens added.

“Let’s normalize women tennis pros having a family and continuing to play,” a fan noted. “The men do! Congratulations on your new princess 💕.”

In her original pregnancy announcement, Osaka vowed she’d be back on the tennis court in time for the 2024 Australian Open.

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